Whether you're into fishing, canoeing,
swimming, hiking, dog sledding, snow shoeing, crosscountry skiing, or viewing
the wildlife - at Ravenscroft Cottages, our all-season resort ensures that there
is always something to do. If you prefer the quiet life, our lakefront
housekeeping cottages are the perfect place to just sit, relax and read a good
Activities in Temagami
- Fishing Boats
- Floating Deck & Diving Raft
- Sunbathing Deck
- Canoe Rentals
- Dock Fishing
- Fire Pit
- Hiking Trails
in Temagami and area lakes
Fishing remains one of Temagami's biggest
attractions for a family vacation or day trip and Ravenscroft Cottages is one of
the most relaxing fishing resorts in Temagami. Fishermen from a wide area come
to Temagami for its excellent healthy fish stocks and fishing Ontario's lakes
remains one of the most rewarding activities for a family vacation.
Temagami and Marten River guided fishing for
walleye, lake trout, smallmouth bass, and northern pike! For those who love to
fish but have never fished our lakes or for those who dont want to bother
with trying to fish while driving the boat and untangling fishing lines, we
offer guided fishing trips into Temagami and Marten River area lakes. Local
area guides will take you to the best fishing spots for the time of year, wind
and weather conditions in mind. To fish in Canada you will need to obtain a
Canadian Fishing license. Guides will take up to 3 people in their boat, and
usually fish from 8am 3 or 4pm.
diving in our Temagami lakes
Kid's activities at our resort bring lots
of fun in the sun. Take a refreshing swim in the heat of the day, in the
beautifully clean waters of Jumping Caribou Lake. The gradual decline of the shore means
that our lake is ideal for younger children around the shoreline, for more
experienced swimmers, the diving dock provides hours of fun. The children's
water slide adds more enjoyment to their playtime activities, as does the
challenge of who can build the biggest and best sandcastle, meanwhile, mom and
dad get some time to themselves.
Swimming: Jumping Caribou Lake is large and clean!
Swimming is usually in full swing by July, though a hot June will get us all in
early. Shallow bays at the ends of the lake offer warmer temperatures earlier
and a great option for a boating swimming excursion. For families with young
toddlers, we often suggest a nearby sand beach, that offers an extremely
shallow sandy bottom bay for an afternoon picnic lunch and swimming. We have a
sandy beach area at the waterfront for sunning, playing in the sand or having a
Temagami Hiking Trails
Temagami has an expanding system of many
wilderness trails for people of all ages and abilities to explore. A variety of
hiking experiences for every day! Whether its a short hike to Jumping Caribou
Lake's look-out point or Jumping Caribou Lake lookout, we have a hike to suit
all groups. Here, at Ravenscroft Cottages, we will be happy to direct you to any
of the four-season trails close to our resort. As winter comes, the trails in
Temagami become even more impressive, as they are blanketed in powder-white
Here is a list of trails found in the
Temagami White Bear Forest:
- Old Fire Ranger Trail
- Red Fox Trail
- Beaver Trail
- Caribou Trail
- Peregrine Trail
- Bear Trail
- Otter Trail
The Ferguson Trail is located at the north
end of Lake Temagami near Sandy Inlet and can also be accessed from the Red
Squirrel Road or by water. This trail features a climb up Ferguson Mountain to
a height of 123 meters above Lake Temagami. Both Maple Mountain and the
Ishpatina Ridge (Ontario's highest point) are visible from the summit. The
trail system runs south to Kokoko Lake for those desiring an extended hike.
Forest is a conservation area and is within an hours' walk from the
village of Temagami or Finlayson Point Provincial Park. A viewing
platform located on the highest point of Caribou Mountain provides a
spectacular outlook of Temagami, Lake Temagami and the surrounding area and is
the 'high point' of Temagami.
& overnight trips in Temagami
Whether youre camped in one of our
campsites or are staying in one of our cabins you may wish to take an overnight
trip into the back lakes. We can help you with basic information, permits, maps
and basic gear. Plan ahead or throw together an offhand trip. Well do
what we can to help make youre experience memorable.
the Temagami Area Lakes
Temagami contains over 8,000 square
kilometres of interconnecting canoe routes. Ravenscroft Cottages is located in
the heart of Ontario's premier canoeing area which is regarded as Canada's
largest interconnected canoe route system. For the more experienced canoeists,
canoeing in Ontario on the wild rivers, adjoining wetlands, rock and pine clad
lakes, provide breathtaking scenery and an incredible wilderness adventure.
Canoes can be rented at Ravenscroft or you may bring your own if you have one.
Canoeing in Temagami opens up a whole new adventure in your Temagami vacation
and will provide countless hours of fun on the water while remaining one of the
very best ways to see wildlife in Ontario's Near North.
Boating, canoeing & kayaking; explore the
bays at the end of the lake or take a day trip up the Marten River system or
into the surrounding lakes. Take an early morning paddle along the shoreline,
watch the mist rising off the lake, hear the slap of a beaver tail. Watch for
an otter at play or round a point to find a mother cow and calf moose dining on
the tender roots of the shoreline weeds & lily pads. Once youve tried
it nothing will compare.
Activities in Temagami
Experience a dogsledding vacation in
Temagami's winter outdoors. Siberian and Eskimo huskies will pull you and your
sled through the white snow-capped forests and magnificent wilderness trails to
your heated outpost camp around 30 km away. Here, you will settle the dogs down
for the night, light a fire, and enjoy a hearty and nutritious meal. After a
busy day dogsledding in Ontario, the end of the day is signalled by a chorus of
dogs howling at the northern lights. After a good night's sleep, you'll be
fresh for the next days' scenic journey. All of the dogs have an excellent
temperament and have been bred to work as a well-managed team. The guides have
extensive knowledge of the arctic and northern bush. They will show you the
dogsledding and camping skills needed to survive away and in camp. They are
also trained in first aid and emergency management for the wilderness.
Shoeing in Temagami Back Lakes and Logging Roads
Snow shoeing is the perfect way to see the
Temagami winter wonderland. With boundless forest, you can snow shoe through
well-established trails or make your own. Hiking in Temagami winter is possible
and we'll lead you on the best hikes in Temagami for this time of year. There
are excellent trails for two-hour treks for tots, day trips, and multi-day
winter camping trips for those daring to try sleeping in a tent or lean-to. On
a guided Temagami winter hike you will find the weather is cool and crisp and
sometimes it is snowing or raining, which you don't mind with proper clothing.
When the ground is white, you'll notice everything else in detail...tree bark,
birds, exposed rocks, ice flows and winter lakes. The best part is discovering
the tracks and movement patterns of animals through the snow. Your guide will
talk about the natural and cultural history of the Temagami area and there's
always a chance of seeing wildlife.
the thrill of Temagami and Marten River snowmobiling!
All of us here at Ravenscroft Cottage Resort
would like to show you the true enjoyment of snowmobiling in the Temagami and
Marten River area. We are located a short distance from the snowmobiling trail,
surrounded by some of the most beautiful forest in Temagami. If you are just a
novice snowmobiler or if you have been snowmobiling for years, you will find
that this area will satisfied your thrill of snowmobiling. There are hundreds
of miles of groomed trails to take you to any area of Temagami or Marten River.
You will see sights that very few people will ever get the chance to see.
Snowmobiling is one of Temagami's
fastest growing trail activities. Explore Temagami in a way like no other,
through the many groomed snowmobile trails in Ontario. Temagami is located on
the 120 kilometre long Canadian Trans-Ontario Provincial (TOP) trail system,
linking to Sudbury, south to North Bay, and further north to the Province of
Quebec. Experience the thrill of racing across the frozen Temagami lakes and
cruising through the forest trails.
So come on and join us for a day of fun
that you won't forget. You'll be glad that you took the time to Snowmobile
Cross-Country Skiing in Temagami
If it's cross-country skiing you're
looking for, then look no further. At Ravenscroft Cottages, see the wonders of a
Temagami winter. Ravenscroft is surrounded by lake and forest and in the winter,
the scenery is spectacular.
Weather permitting, a skating rink will
be available for your pleasure.
Temagami Caribou Mountain and Fire
The 100' high Temagami Fire Tower stands on
the summit of Caribou Mountain, 400' above the town and 1300' above sea level.
It is just one kilometer from Ontario's historic Yonge Street (Highway 11 ) and
is the highest lookout point along this route.
The cupola at the top of the tower commands a view in
excess of 40 kilometers, overlooking Finlayson Provincial Park, the White Bear
Forest with its stands of old growth pine and the town's Portage Bay with its
floatplane base and water traffic. Remnants of the historic Ferguson Highway
and the sites of old mining and logging operations can also be identified.
Prominent features in the landscape include the lakes
supporting Ontario Hydro's Matabitchuan Dam and the TransCanada Pipeline
serving the industrial heartland of Southern Ontario.
Nothing compares to actually visiting the
Tower Site in person. There is a per person admission fee (children 6
years and under get in free). This gives you access to all that the
Caribou Mountain/Temagami Fire Tower has to offer including hiking trails,
Interpretive Centre, picnic areas, viewing platforms, etc. You can also
purchase season passes from the Interpretive Centre to enjoy a whole season's
worth of visits with friends and family. You can also enjoy the tour in a
motorized 5 passenger golf cart.
And make sure you hike or bike the network
of trails through the White Bear Forest.